Is your child reluctant to go to school? Not bringing homework home? Refusing to read and write? Disliking Mathematics? Check out more signs of a child who may be failing to do well at school Recent research found parental involvement in children learning to read, write, and do Mathematics to be a key factor in… Continue reading Help your child develop their reading, writing, and Mathematics skills: Don’t leave it up to the teachers.
Last post I talked about the importance of teaching your child how letters make sounds to read, and how sounds make letters to spell, so they can begin to understand reading and enjoy writing stories. This post gives you tips on how your child can become a life-long reader. This student was taught phonics and… Continue reading The secret to helping your child learn to read.
Reading and writing should be easy to learn Many children are reluctant readers and poor spellers who struggled to learn to read and don’t like writing. They prefer not to read, or see reading as work rather than fun, and write the minimum, using simple words they can spell. What a great pity this is… Continue reading Phonics: The secret weapon that helps your child learn to read and spell.
Revise revise revise when learning - the key to remembering Reading, Writing, and Mathematics skills Children are often not getting enough time to revise the reading, writing, and Mathematics skills they are learning in class. Regularly revising new skills, even when your child seems to have already understood and be able to use the skill,… Continue reading Revision is the key
The honeymoon is over: How to develop a respectful coaching relationship to help your child master reading, writing, and Mathematics skills A respectful coaching partnership: Different but equal. Your child can be keen to work with you at home on reading, writing, and Mathematics skills in the beginning. If you had a honeymoon period when… Continue reading How to Develop Mutual Respect When Helping Your Child Learn New Skills
Read regularly to your children Reading to your child is VERY important. Many of us think that because our child reads already, they do not need us to read with them anymore. Even when your child can read for themselves, reading to them and with them is important for 4 reasons. You can both regularly enjoy precious,… Continue reading Read regularly to your child
Revise, revise, revise! Over-learning, rote learning, practise, and revision are all words that have gone a little out of fashion the last years - to our children's detriment. The longer I work with children, the more I become firmly convinced that regular revision and practise of basic skills enables children to easily master and use… Continue reading Keep revising basic skills with your child
REVISE, REVISE, REVISE! Give your child a most important gift: The chance to revise their reading, writing, and Mathematics skills. Do not take for granted that the reading, writing, and Mathematics skills your child learnt yesterday, a few minutes ago, or last week, are remembered. Always revise reading, writing, and Mathematics ideas and skills until your… Continue reading Revise, Revise, Revise
Most of us live in a noisy and busy world where we rush from one appointment to another. Many of our children are living noisy and busy lives as well. They are surrounded by noise and busyness from the TV, play-station, radio, traffic, school or play groups, and from us. Our children do not always… Continue reading Before children can read and spell they must learn to listen
In the southern hemisphere another school year is rushing towards us like an out of control train and your child is going to walk into another phase of their life - as a school kid. Start getting your child ready for school now. There is a great deal you can do to help your child… Continue reading The first years of school